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Sunset Surf Guide

Sunset in Okinawa is a fairly exposed reef break that has pretty consitent surf. Summer offers the best conditions for surfing. Offshore winds blow from the west. Most of the surf comes fis in the form of windswells and the best wave direction is from the northeast. The reef provides both left and right breaks. Sometimes crowded. Beware of rocks and coral.

Sunset Spot Info

Icon reef  redReefIcon  s32.7
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
30.4°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Sunset:

The best conditions reported for surf at Sunset occur when a Northeast swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the West.

Surf Forecasts:

What's the best time of year to surf Sunset (for consistent clean waves)?

augustBest Season: spring
The best time of year for surfing Sunset with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Spring and most often the month of August. Clean surfable waves are typically found 4% of the time in August while 9% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 87% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Sunset Location Map

Interactive Sunset surf break location map. View information about nearby surf breaks, their wave consistency and rating compared to other spots in the region. Current swell conditions from local buoys are shown along with live wind speed and direction from nearby weather stations. Click icons on the map for more detail. The closest passenger airport to Sunset is Kadena Ab Airport (DNA) in Japan, 37 km (23 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Sunset is Naha Airport (OKA), also in Japan, 57 km (35 miles) away.

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Icon legend buoysLive Wave Height (m)
Icon legend windLive Wind Speed (km/h)
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Please note that some surf spot locations are approximate to protect their exact location while others are not shown at close zoom level.
Sunset Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Tuesday, 16 August 2022, 03:31 Local Time
Tuesday 16
Wave (m)
Period (s) 6 10 5 11
Wind (km/h)
Wind State cross-
cross cross cross

Swell History at Sunset

Surf stats for Sunset, see the swell variation by month or season on the history page here.

Wind History at Sunset

Wind stats for Sunset, see the variation in direction and stength by month or season on the history page here.

Other Nearby Breaks Closest To:

Discover surf breaks near Sunset. Click below to view there surf guides.

    • Icon beach  redBeach
    • Icon  s32.7
    Reliability: rarely breaks
    4km away
    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s33.3
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    15km away
    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s32.9
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    17km away
    • Icon point  redPoint
    • Icon  s22.4
    Reliability: inconsistent
    18km away
    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s22.3
    Reliability: inconsistent
    26km away

Wave Buoys Nearest To Sunset: